UPDATES & NEWS
Curtis Granderson finished 0-for-5 on Saturday night, prolonging a slump that began after he homered on April 5. Granderson is batting .105 (4-for-38) with 13 strikeouts since then.
The Grandy-Man has had plenty of batting average issues over the last five years so that's to be expected. But just one RBI and three runs scored over his last 11 games to go along with those batting average woes is brutal. Owners in leagues with daily roster leagues can freely bench him, but if your league does weekly moves, then you're running a risk of missing the breakout. He's facing nothing but right-handed starters this week which makes it tempting to leave him in, but he is facing some tough ones from the Cardinals to open the week. If it were my team this week, I'd run the risk of missing the breakout and sit him. If he turns it around, you've only missed the one week.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Nathan Eovaldi allowed four runs on seven hits with no walks and six strikeouts against the Mets on Sunday.
Eovaldi failed to build off his last outing and let the Mets get to him early, yielding four runs through the first three innings. Luckily the bats bailed him out and he was able to walk away with the no-decision after getting yanked in the fifth inning, having thrown 87 pitches (59 strikes). While Eovaldi showed some nice promise when he was with the Marlins, the move to the American League, the AL East and hitter-friendly Yankee Stadium has siphoned out what promise he actually had left. Being a fly ball pitcher in this environment does no bode well for strong ratios. He’ll face the Red Sox in Fenway for his next outing, one you probably want to keep him on the bench for. Analysis: Howard Bender